Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will stick with David Ospina in goal for tomorrow’s crucial Champions League trip to Germany to take on Bayern Munich.
The Colombian has spent the season as back-up to Number One Petr Cech, but had an agreement in place with the French boss that he would play in each of the European outings, and so far he has.
Ospina has impressed in both ties with Paris Saint-Germain in the group stages, but conceded six goals in total in his six outings, and it wouldn’t have been a huge shock if Wenger had opted to snub him in favour of Cech.
Petr will have fond memories of the Allianz Arena, having lifted the Champions League trophy there back in 2012 after a hard fought battle with tomorrow’s opponents. He is unlikely to get the chance to relive that feeling of playing this week though.
Ospina’s inclusion could open Wenger up to further criticisms however, having been scrutinised in recent weeks after consecutive losses in the Premier League, and now taking the decision to play what has to be described as a weakened side.
Should the Colombian make some key mistakes, the Frenchman will certainly slack a large amount of the anger, and that would not change despite the fact that many Gunners fans have taken to Social Media in recent weeks to slam the Czech goalkeeper.
Does Ospina deserve to be starting tomorrow? Does he deserve a run of league outings also? Has Cech become comfortable as first-choice?